Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Elders Cree Dictionary

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March IIIrd, MMXI

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Congrats to Scottish-Canadian Earle Waugh of Saskatchewan. His efforts in putting out a Cree Dictionary have been awarded with a Sweat Lodge Ceremony & an Aboriginal Name being bestowed upon him. Quite a distinguished honour for an anglo-saxon white male. But well deserved. This dictionary keeps alive in text a very valuable aboriginal language that otherwise might have been lost. When a language dies, a culture dies II & the Cree have such a rich culture it deserves to immortalized IVever in ink.

Way II Go Pewapislimostos (Iron Bull) & Be Proud,


Source: The Edmonton Sun, Mindelle Jacobs.

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